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Reading of Interest: Female Inventors from the 19th Century


MIT Press Journals – From the Archives Fridays.

In their new feature, “From the Archive Friday,” MIT Press shares this article by B. Zorina Khan from Autumn 2000 issue of The Journal of Interdisciplinary History: “Not for Ornament: Patenting Activity by Nineteenth-Century Women Inventors.”

Free access for one week. I look forward to reading it!

If Typists Were Robots…Typists, Robots, and Mina Harker

Vintage advertisement comparing female typists to robots.

Note her feminine robot eyebrows. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

According to Friedrich Kittler, typists may as well have been robots: (more…)

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